KAMPALA – Telecommunication giants MTN Uganda, has Friday June 22 appointed Enid Edroma to head legal and regulatory department.
In a surprise staff shake-up, the telecom company announced that her predecessor Anthony Katamba, will move to the position of General Manager, Business.
A member of the Uganda Law Society, Ms Edroma is a seasoned telecom legal mind and was formerly, the legal affairs manager at the then Celtel Uganda and has until recently been the Board Secretary for National Identification Registration Authority.
Mr Katamba the head of the MTN legal department since 2002 but his position came under review after the company lost several legal battles against staff in the criminal courts and several other legal and regulatory issues, with their license renewal by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) currently under challenge.
In a suit filed before the High Court in Kampala [Miscellaneous cause no 104 of 2018] recently, SMS empire Ltd claimed that MTN Uganda grabbed their data base, business and withheld payment of about Shs3 billion that was supposed to be paid to them for the services
UCC recently announced that MTN would be applying for renewal of its license for other 10-years and invited the public object and unfurl MTN’s misgivings ahead of UCCs evaluation report released
February 2018 ahead of public hearing on the same matter.
MTN also recently was on spotlight after an association of VAS providers had petitioned the President, the parliament and UCC to investigate company on several allegations of violating contracts, anti-competition, under-declaring revenue, and withholding payments to companies.
Now with an appointment of Ms Edroma, the company wants to offer itself a lease in terms of new leadership to her legal affairs.